Ted Nugent: The GOP Bagman is at it Again

450px-Ted_Nugent_in_concertTed Nugent is at it again. The Motor City Madman recently took to the conservative airways to voice his support for the recent government shutdown and slam President Barack Obama. On the conservative website named Make My Day, Shut it Down, Nugent said, “The government is so out of control. It is so bloated and infested with fraud and deceit and corruption and abuse of power. The American government today will go down and the American people, it breaks my heart to say… will go down as the dumbest, most unappreciative society in the history of humankind.” Too funny, Ted, anything else? President Obama is a, “… monster in the White House who wouldn’t qualify to drive my tour bus.” Okay, Ted, only if you say so. How quaint, a black man driving a white man around town. Strom Thurmond would be proud, as would David Dukes and any overweight white talking head on right wing talk radio.

Okay folks let’s break down why this should be the last man on the planet anybody should listen to regarding federal politics. Here are some of Ted’s more well thought out and cogent comments.

1) In April 2012 Ted uttered these words to a group of NRA supporters, which brought him immediately to the attention of the Secret Service. “If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year… We need to ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November.”

2) While on stage in 2008, Nugent held up what was essentially a machine gun and shared with the crowd, “Hey, Obama, you might want to suck on one of these, you punk.” He continued, “Hillary, you might want to’ ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless bitch.”

3) Again in 2008 while being questions about immigration by Fox News’ Sean Hannity, this piece of hatered was spewed by Nugent, “In an unauthorized entry, armed like they are right now, invading our country, I’d like to shoot ’em dead.”

4) During a 2011 interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan, while on the topic of gun control, another gem slipped through the lips of Teddy, “Anybody that wants to disarm me can drop dead. Anybody that wants to make me unarmed and helpless, we’re gonna literally create the proven places that where more innocents are killed called ‘gun-free zones’, we’re gonna beat you. We’re gonna vote you out of office, or suck on my machine gun, you can take it whichever way you want.”

All of this and many more coming from the ‘patriot’ who spoke of dodging the draft in a 1977 interview with High Times Magazine. “I got 30 days notice of physical, I ceased cleansing my body. Two weeks before the test I stopped eating food with nutritional value. A week before, I stopped going to the bathroom. I did it in my pants. My pants got crusted up.”

On August 13, 2010, Nugent pled no contest in Yuba County to two misdemeanors: illegally baiting a deer, and failing to have a deer tag signed by a government official after a kill. He was fined USD $1,750 by the court and was banned from hunting in California until June 2012. In April 2012 Nugent signed a plea bargaining agreement to plead guilty to two misdemeanors for illegally taking a bear after shooting one earlier at a bait station. He will be fined $10,000, banned from hunting in Alaska and on Federal land for one year and must complete two years on federal probation. *

I could go on, but what is the need. Besides, I think I can feel a migraine coming on. I’m sure the last thing this country needs, all the while being embroiled in partisan politics so deeply that recent memory cannot think of another time when it seemed so dysfunctional, is another lily-livered, loud mouth, uneducated boor telling us what to think.

And just to wrap it all up in a nice ribbon for one and all, Ted Nugent last toured in 2012 with REO Speedwagon and Styx… need I say more.  All-len-all, I think not.

* Wikipedia